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King Hamad hails strong Bahrain-UAE ties in meeting with Abu Dhabi crown prince

August 03, 2021
King Hamad made the remarks during his meeting with Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al-Nahyan on Tuesday at the Al-Safriya Palace. — Courtesy file photo
King Hamad made the remarks during his meeting with Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al-Nahyan on Tuesday at the Al-Safriya Palace. — Courtesy file photo

MANAMA — Bahrain's King Hamad Bin Isa Al Khalifa has affirmed the depth of relations between Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates, which are based on a long history of solid ties and common stances established by the founding fathers and preserved thereafter by their citizens.

King Hamad made the remarks during his meeting with Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al-Nahyan on Tuesday at the Al-Safriya Palace.

The meeting was attended by Bahrain's Crown Prince Salman Bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Bahrain News Agency reported.

Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed, who is on an official visit to Bahrain, conveyed to the Bahraini king the greeting of UAE President Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al-Nayhan.

King Hamad requested the Abu Dhabi crown prince to convey his greetings to the UAE president, as well as his wishes of further progress and prosperity to his brotherly country.

He lauded the extraordinary relations between the two countries, citing their constant coordination, similar ambitious policies, common visions to safeguard security and stability, protect maritime navigation from any potential threats that may put global trade at risk, and resolve to carry on their progress march, which is widely appreciated regionally and internationally.

The Bahraini king expressed deep pride in the UAE’s firm supportive stances toward Bahrain at all levels.

King Hamad stressed the pivotal great role played by the UAE to strengthen the pillars of security and stability in the region and the world, highlighting its unwavering commitment towards brotherly and neighboring countries to fend off dangers, face terrorist threats to countries’ security and stability, and its constant support for development plans in the region and the world, affirming its pioneering and important role in promoting peace, good and prosperity.

He lauded the development strides currently witnessed by the UAE, citing its advanced programs in developing atomic energy, space sciences, medical sciences, sustainable energy and other fields, which proves its advanced civilizational position achieved thanks to the efforts of its people in a way that contributes to serving all humanity, which, he said, is a source of pride for the Arab and Islamic nations, as well as the world.

During the meeting, the Bahraini monarch and the Abu Dhabi crown prince reviewed regional and international issues, in addition to the two countries’ cooperation bilaterally, and at the international level to face challenges and deal with various developments.

King Hamad hosted a lunch banquet in honor of the Abu Dhabi crown prince and his accompanying delegation.

Earlier in the day, the Bahraini king welcomed the Abu Dhabi crown prince upon arrival in the kingdom on an official visit. — SG


August 03, 2021
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